Yesterday (24) evening a major fire incident was reported in a textile store in Wattala, forcing the main road to be temporarily closed.
The Negombo-Colombo main road was temporally closed as fire trucks struggled to extinguish the fire.
Locals were alarmed after smoke was detected flowing into the nearby town and houses. After further inspection they have informed the police and fire departments.
The textile factory was believed to be under renovation and many suspect for faulty wires.